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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Flying The American Flag In Darkness

Greetings and Salutations to All my Kith and Kin and All the Ships in Outer Space:

Folks, at one of the web sites I participate in, I just learned a very interesting bit of trivia.

You probably already know that courtesy directs that when the flag of the United States of America is flown at night, it should be properly illuminated by a spotlight.

Well, there is one very special United States flag which flies twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, including being displayed UNLIT during the hours of darkness.

Can you guess which United States flag I'm referring to?

It's the United States flag which was planted on the Moon!

Ain't that neat?

I'll never forget that day.

At the time, I was a twenty-three year old Private First Class in the United States Army, stationed at Spangdahlem Air Force Base in Germany, as a Field Radio Relay and Carrier Equipment Repair Specialist (MOS 31 L 20) assigned to Team "A-2", Company "A", 11th Air Defense Signal Battalion, 32d Army Air Defense Command.

Do you remember where you were and what you were doing when man first stepped foot on the Moon?

Thank you.

John Robert "SAIGON" Mallernee, KB3KWS
Official Bard of Clan Henderson
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Washington, D.C. 20011-8400

NOTE: "My unpopular and controversial personal opinions are independent of my Scottish clan."

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